Former Super Eagles defender and ex international, Sam Sodje has called on top level preparation to be given to the present national team ahead of their AFCON adventure in Egypt where they battle Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.
A 26 –man delegation of the senior national team of Zimbabwe, known as Warriors, will land in Nigeria on Thursday night aboard a South African Airways flight, ahead of Saturday’s pre-AFCON sendforth international friendly with the Super Eagles.
Meanwhile, three –time champions Nigeria have fully settled down in Asaba for the match, which is the first of their two remaining games leading up to the AFCON. Their last match is against Africa’s number one –ranked team, Senegal in Ismailia on Sunday, 16th June.
Speaking with www.brila.net, Sodje also added that with the NFF expecting so much from the players, they should also ensure the team is well prepared, fianncially and otherwise.
“We should be adequately prepared, am sure the NFF know that the players have to be properly prepared, that they need to give them all they need to succeed, whatever they ned to do should be done”.
“With the players that we have now and with the right preparation, and with the present NFF that we have now, I think they know what they are doing. If they can get the financial side of things right, I think we will do well and we have a set of players that can do mus right, and I strongly believe that we will go all the way in Egypt”
After Saturday’s game, the Nigeria contingent will fly to Egypt on Sunday aboard a chartered aircraft, for another week of intensive strategy and tactics perfection.
The NFF must submit the final list of 23 players to the Confederation of African Football by Tuesday, 11th June.